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“The atmosphere, jazz, and food were phenomenal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Modavie

Modavie
1 St Paul W, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Y6, Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-287-9582
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Ranked #20 of 4,554 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $16 - $37
Cuisines: French, Italian, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Cross street: St. Laurent
Transit: Place D'armes Metro
Description: Seven nights a week, local bands take the stage at Montreal's hottest Jazz bar and bistro. Modavie's spirited setting encompasses two intimate floors and sets the scene for a night of great tunes, top dining and generous pastis toasting. The bistro's far-reaching wine menu hits just the right notes and helps round off succulent lamb, fish, beef and inspired pasta dishes.
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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99 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“The atmosphere, jazz, and food were phenomenal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Let me start by saying that this restaurant boasts the best location and curb appeal of every restaurant in the center of Old Port Montreal. The server was so cheerful, helpful, and sweet to our little ones. The food was excellent. We are lunch there. The French onion soup is one of the best I've ever tasted for its cheese blend and rich broth. My daughters had sandwiches that the chef altered to fit their needs-perfect when you have the little ones along. The drink menu was outstanding. Only top shelf are used! This is a classy, friendly dining establishment that I wish I could have stayed longer at. It's a place that encourages you to linger, to slow down in a fast paced world. Merci Modavie!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great vibe great service good music and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We spent our wedding anniversary at Modavie. The proprietor Lorenzo was magnificent! Gave us a great table and an excellent port on the house. We had a wonderful dinner. The live music set the right mood and our waitress was terrific. Try the lamb and local beer. Both were top notch.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best kept secret in Old Montreal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lorenzo warmly greeted us at the door and gave us his recommendations. The braised lamb was fabulous, and the home-made bolognese sauce was delicious . The amazing service combined with great food and excellent entertainment makes Le Modavie a must when visiting Montreal.

- Alexandra

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, even for the kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband, our 2 kids and I enjoyed a delicious late lunch at Modavie. The live music added to the European ambience in this Old Montreal gem. Why I mention the kids is that I have often experienced bistros not offering kid friendly dishes, while our host at Modavie offered to make a dish to our kids' preference. They chose pasta and enjoyed every bite, especially being freshly made on site! Nick was very friendly and welcoming to us for our visit, ensuring our experience was a memorable one.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic food in Old Montreal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is a fantastic restaurant in the heart of Old Montreal. The food was amazing - had the roasted beet salad, braised lamb mille-feuilles and apple pie for dessert. The atmosphere is wonderful and charming! The service was great too. Definitely check out this place if you visit Old Montreal.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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